VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change volume 5


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

–Mahatama Gandhi

“Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.”

–Robert C. Gallagher


VENDING MACHINE: Poetry for Change volume 5 features:

Dianne Borsenik – “Transformation Sutra (Say ‘Please’ for Peace)”
Steve Brightman – “Anatomy of Peace”
Theresa Göttl Brightman – “Where the Answers Can Be Found”
John Burroughs – “Primacy”
Mike Finley – “The Return Stroke”
Ken Gradomski – “Scale”
Cristine A. Gruber – “Widow’s Mite”
Anita Herczog – “What We Do (A Bummer Song)”
Azriel Johnson – “Hey! You!”
Strider Marcus Jones – “Two Misfits”
Chuck Joy – “Prestidigitation”
Sasha Kasoff – “Rebirth”
Lori Ann Kusterbeck – “Mister, Can You Tell Me How to Change the World?”
W.F. Lantry – “Candleflame”
Geoffrey Landis – “What If You Die”
El Habib Louai – “Since You Asked Me How I Felt”
Marc Mannheimer – “Building”
William Merricle – “Roughing It”
Roseville Nidea – “Stigma”
Jen Pezzo – “Perpetual About-Face”
Kenneth Pobo – “Jordan Davis”
David S. Pointer – “Global Stone Trade”
Tina Puckett – “Glimmer”
Jill Simms – “Being the Change”
Lady Kathy Smith – “Straighten Up”
Steven B. Smith – “Bending Machine”
Bekah Steimel – untitled
Paul Strohm – “Their God Grieved”
Jon Thorn – “Someday”
Brett A. Tipton – “Change”
Katherine Trettel – “Courtney’s Dress”
Marie Vibbert – “Shelter”
Mercedes Webb-Pullman – “The Perfect Mind of Life (Recalling Wounded Knee)”
Lynn White – “A Rose for Gaza”
Beverly Zeimer – “Where Has the Earth Gone To”


with a cover by Eileen Matias